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176 Upper Buitenkant Street | Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
21 465 2727
Website
Today
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed - Sun 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Dinner
Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 15
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Noisy! Very Noisy!

This small suburban restaurant is cute and cosy but it gets very noisy when full. For a large table this means conversation is extremely limited. The food is mainly Greek with some fairly pricey fish options. Service was friendly. Our main gripe was the Entertainer App. This restaurant has a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
kaapie62
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Cape Town, South Africa
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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33 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cape Town, South Africa
Top Contributor
213 reviews 213 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This small suburban restaurant is cute and cosy but it gets very noisy when full. For a large table this means conversation is extremely limited. The food is mainly Greek with some fairly pricey fish options. Service was friendly. Our main gripe was the Entertainer App. This restaurant has a specific clause that the voucher cannot be used if you... More 

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MARIKAS_RESTAURANT, Owner at Marika's, responded to this review

Unfair Reporting on Trip Advisor With regard to this review I will respond point by point. Very noisy …. Clearly most folk would say ‘vibey’ rather than noisy. But to each their own R117 for a carafe of wine …. Our menu boasts 500ml carafes of wine priced between R49 and R117 …. Bottles of wine priced from R69 with... More 

Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My dad had heard about this restaurant from his Greek friend that they had the "best lamb chops in town", so naturally he wanted to come for months on end and we eventually visited the other night and were WOWED! Great, friendly service from all of the staff, delicious food -- we shared the deep fried calamari (amazing!), lamb chops,... More 

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Kalk Bay, South Africa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Super casual, delicious unpretentious food. We eat there often, and always have the lamb chops, order 6-8 and they will disappear in a flash. Aubergine fritters, greek salad and super crispy wedges..yum. Soul food. Galataboureko also heavenly.

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Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Waitress at Marika's 'doing us a favour" serving us, and then charged us for an extra bottle of wine

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I have been to Marikas a few times and every time simply again impressed, and that's why I keep going back. Marika cooks herself and she knows how much I love her Lamb Neck bake and the crispy potato wedges. it's just perfect every time, falls of the bone and suculent, served in lemon and on the side cabbage, a... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The food is nice you can trust the recommendation of the service and you will get what you pay for with a good portion. It´s a family manged restaurant The service is lovely and they will do everything to make you happy If you are sitting inside and the place is full it gets far to loud I would recommend... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Marika`s is a small greek restaurant and family managed. The service is good and they know the menue, non greek spezialists can trust the recommendations from the staff, the bosses are also around. You should not be in a rush as the waiting time is long but the taste and the freshnes of the food is wotrh it. I give... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Just ate here (right now) with a group of four friends. Food was below average. Heavy, fried, not authentic. Lamb giro - big, oily, and had a tzatziki-ish white sauce Greek salad with prawns - tiny salad, prawns were a rip off - 25 rand a piece Greek meze platter - nothing seemed right, dolmas very sour, saganaki wasn't flaming,... More 

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Middelburg, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Lovely casual atmosphere. Visited the restaurant on the 26 December . service was good and food was not bad. The mezze platter of squidheads,fried baby marrow, mussels, pita bread was very tastful. The mains - moussaka was ok- could have been tastier. Good dining experience.Thanks

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I was asked by some friends the other night for supper at Marikas...I have never been there before and all I can say is WOW!! This is an intimate little gem in Vredehoek and the food was just superb. Their giro shwarmas are HUGE and most of my friends had those and couldn't even finish them. My Mousaka was also... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 176 Upper Buitenkant Street | Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town
  • Phone Number: 21 465 2727

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?